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November photo a day: Find the challenge list here! #FMSphotoaday

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Again, another month has flown by. Flown I tells ya.

October is almost over, so it’s just about time to start thinking about November.

For those that are new to this photo a day business, let me break it down for you. Photo a day is a fun game to play where every day we all stop, take a photo of something {using the daily prompt list as inspiration} and then we share the photo on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Blogs, Tumblr, Flickr or where ever you please. For example on day one I’ll grab my phone and take a photo of something starting with C {perhaps cake?} and then upload it to Instagram.

The hashtag #FMSphotoaday is a way to share on Instagram and Twitter. By using the hashtag it groups all the photos shared together, so everyone can check out the photos for our photo a day challenge.

You might be asking, why are some of the prompts written in colour? That’s because they’re the weekend. Makes it easier to figure out which day is which.

If you want more details on how to play, just visit here.

Here’s a little more about the prompts:

1. Something beginning with ‘c’: Just pick anything {ANYTHING!} beginning with C and take a photo of it. It’s an easy one to start the month with.
2. Colour: Take a photo of a colour, or something colourful.
3. Breakfast: Yes. It’s time to take a photo of your breakfast. Get creative.
4. TV: Take a photo of your television, or where you watch TV. Or if you don’t have a TV – take a photo of whatever you do instead. Or someone else’s TV.
5. 5 o’clock: Take a photo of whatever you’re doing at 5am or 5pm.
6. A favourite thing: Take a photo of something you adore – a favourite book, movie, person, possession… anything.
7. Reflection: You could reflect back on life or take a photo of something reflecting, or even a reflection of yourself.
8. Something you do everyday: What’s something you do most days? Brush your teeth? Fix your hair? Write in your journal? Drive your car? Make dinner? Run? Share it.
9. Small: Take a photo of something small. Perhaps a bug, a toy or a small gesture.
10. Can’t {won’t} live without: What’s something you’d rather not live without? Is it coffee? Or something else. Shoot it and share it.
11. Night: Take a photo of something at night. Perhaps it’s your even routine, or something else?
12. Drink: Take a photo of a drink. Yours or someone else.
13. Where you slept: Take a photo of where you slept. Perhaps you took a nap somewhere odd. Or did you just sleep in your bed?
14. Man-made: There’s natural and then there’s man-made. Take a photo of something made by man.
15. In your bag: Take a photo of the inside of your bag. Or perhaps take out the contents and give us a full view of what you’re carrying around.
16. The view from your window: What do you see when you look out your window? Is it as uninspiring as a wall. Who cares? Show us.
17. The last thing you bought: Perhaps it was a car {dreaming!}, a loaf of bread, or a fancy pair of shoes. Share it!
18. Happened this weekend: Take a photo of something you did this weekend. Perhaps it was just sleeping, or was it partying? Just shoot a part of your weekend and share it.
19. Something awesome: Take a photo of something awesome in your life, or something rather awesome that you saw.
20. Work/play: You could use something like picframe to share two photos – one of what ‘work’ looks like for you, and another of what ‘play’ looks like for you.
21. What you wore: Take a photo of something you wore. Easy.
22. Grateful: In parts of the world today it’s Thanksgiving Day. Take a photo of something you’re grateful for.
23. Black: Take a photo of something black.
24. A sound you heard: What’s something you heard today? Children laughing? Birds singing? An alarm? Music? Share it.
25. Sky: Take a photo of the sky.
26. In the cupboard: Take a photo of inside a cupboard. Be creative so it’s not as boring as it could be.
27. Tree: Take a photo of a tree. Again test out your creative bones. You could lie down on the ground and take a photo looking up. You could experiment with angles and filters. Have fun.
28. Vehicle: Take a photo of a car, bus, boat, plane or another type of vehicle.
29. Big: Take a photo of some BIG!
30. On the wall: What’s on the wall? Some art? A poster? A fly. Shoot it.


There are no rules about playing. Just have fun. Be as creative as you can or want to be. Just take a photo each day using the prompt. I know some people struggle to take photos everyday, so don’t stress. You could choose to just do the weekends, or just a few. It’s meant to be fun, so if it becomes stressful find a way to make it fun.

Each day I’ll be checking out the photos shared to my Facebook wall and the Instagram feed and sharing my four favourite finds.

If I’ve missed anything, or if you have any questions – please leave them in the comments and I’ll get back to you. I just want to also credit the inspiration for the design. I saw this gift card on the weekend by Parrot Design Studio and thought it would make great design inspiration for the list. Of course I had to buy it too!

Will you be playing along in November?